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The motor brushes of the Porter-Cable PC60TAG provide a conducting path to the motor, and they may eventually wear down as the device begins to age. Use this guide to replace the brushes of your Porter-Cable PC60TAG.

Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the 3/4" screw on the back cover.
  • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the 3/4" screw on the back cover.

  • Unplug the grinder before disassembling.

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Holding the front of the device, carefully slide the back cover over the cord.
  • Holding the front of the device, carefully slide the back cover over the cord.

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Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the 1/2" screw holding on the motor brush arm.
  • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the 1/2" screw holding on the motor brush arm.

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Carefully pull the motor brush arm away from the other device.
  • Carefully pull the motor brush arm away from the other device.

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Using the spudger, carefully lift the spring on the motor brush arm off of the motor brush and gently pull it to the side of the motor bush arm.
  • Using the spudger, carefully lift the spring on the motor brush arm off of the motor brush and gently pull it to the side of the motor bush arm.

  • Be careful not to over bend the spring, as this could damage the spring and require replacement.

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Using the spudger, gently push the motor brush out of the arm. Using the spudger, gently push the motor brush out of the arm.
  • Using the spudger, gently push the motor brush out of the arm.

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Using a pair of needle nose pliers, gently pull the motor brush terminal off of the motor brush arm.
  • Using a pair of needle nose pliers, gently pull the motor brush terminal off of the motor brush arm.

  • Repeat steps 3-7 on the other side of the device.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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